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Should I remove The Sims?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,394
United States Rank #12,031
Reach 0.0200%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 129.93 days
732.69 days >
Average installed length: 384.97 days

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The Sims

What is The Sims?

The Sims is a video game distributed through EA's Origin digital distribution and digital rights management content delivery system.


The Sims is a program developed by Electronic Arts. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is Sims.exe. The software installer includes 11 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 52% of users of The Sims come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com/sims
Installation folder: C:\games\thesims
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\IsUninst.exe -f"C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\Uninst.isu"

Program filesFiles installed by The Sims

Program executable:Sims.exe
Name:EA Games The Sims
The Sims Makin' Magic
Path:C:\Program Files\The Sims\Sims.exe
Additional files:
  • Sims.exe - EA Games The Sims (The Sims Makin' Magic)
  • ijl10.dll (by Intel) - Intel® JPEG Library
  • dev-smm.exe
  • gimex.dll
  • Clcd16.dll
  • Clcd32.dll
  • Clokspl.exe
  • Dplayerx.dll
  • Drvmgt.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{D124A613-2DCA-41D4-BD97-2AA19C48545C}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove The Sims?

You can uninstall The Sims from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program The Sims, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove The Sims.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.14%
Windows 10 19.34%
Windows Vista 9.41%
Windows XP 6.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.91%
Windows 7 Professional 7.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.12%
Windows 10 Home 5.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.20%
  United Kingdom 7.40%
  Brazil 3.80%
  Australia 3.80%
  Canada 3.80%
  Italy 2.60%
  Sweden 2.00%
  Indonesia 2.00%
  Netherlands 1.80%
  New Zealand 1.20%
  Portugal 1.20%
  Poland 1.20%
  Israel 1.00%
  Iran 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.14%
Dell 21.29%
Acer 14.46%
ASUS 8.43%
Toshiba 6.43%
Samsung 3.61%
Lenovo 3.21%
American Megatrends 0.80%
Sony 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.22%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.01%
Dell Dell XPS420 2.41%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.41%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.81%

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (EA) is developer & publisher of video games who develops & publishes games under several labels including EA Sports titles, Irritate NFL, FIFA Soccer & NBA Jam.
Publisher URL: www.ea.com


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